B.S.Ed. Secondary Education

Major Teaching Endorsement

With a degree in secondary education from Concordia University, Nebraska, you will be equipped to teach grades 7-12, encouraging intellectual and emotional growth at a critical time in the lives of your students.  

Here, you’ll  

  • engage in rich coursework, 
  • collaborate with faculty, 
  • gain invaluable experience shadowing a professional teacher, 
  • teach in your own high school classroom.  

The secondary education program at Concordia Nebraska provides you with the theoretical knowledge and practical application you need to be a successful high school teacher. 

Secondary Education Courses

140 credit hours
100% career outcome rate1
12:1 Student-to-faculty ratio

Be an advocate for student excellence and teach the next generation of servant leaders for the church and world!  

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Program Highlights


The secondary education program at Concordia University, Nebraska prepares competent, caring, reflective teachers who will advocate for their students, design innovative and effective lessons and serve as leaders in their future public, private and Christian schools.  

The undergraduate education programs at Concordia are approved by the Nebraska Department of Education and lead to a teaching certificate from the State of Nebraska. 

Field Experience 
To complete your required 100 hours of field experience, you will be intentionally placed in a variety of classrooms and schools throughout your four years here. That way, you get first-hand experience that aligns with what you are learning in your college classroom. 

Student Teaching 
Concordia is one of only a handful of universities that provides education majors with two unique student teaching experiences: 

  • 8 weeks Student teaching in a local school 
  • 8 weeks Student teaching in a different town, state or country 

This approach provides education majors with diverse experience in a school setting with new students and teachers, often in a location they have never been to. 

Elementary Education Program Director 

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Dr. David Rindt

Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Secondary Education

Department of Education

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Meet Our students

Alicia Royuk
Seward, Nebraska

Many of my own teachers graduated from Concordia, and they stood out as people who were particularly passionate about teaching and cared about their students.


Concordia University, Nebraska is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

All education programs leading to teacher certification or endorsement are approved by the Nebraska Department of Education and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation. 

Degree Goals

An secondary education graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to:  

  • Demonstrate pedagogical and professional knowledge in order to create, manage and assess diverse environments conducive to learning. 
  • Plan appropriate instruction and assessment based on effective educational theories, subject matter expertise, student development, instructional strategies and curriculum. 
  • Develop skills that promote opportunities to optimize student achievement, integrate Christian faith principals and promote positive classroom cultures. 
  • View teaching as a unique vocation with special responsibilities, honoring those responsibilities with integrity and professionalism. 

Optional Teaching Diplomas

Lutheran Teacher Diploma (LTD): For students who wish to be commissioned ministers who teach in schools of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod 

Christian Teacher Diploma (CTD): For students who wish to teach in Christian parochial schools 

International Teaching Diploma (ITD): For students who wish to teach in international schools 

Field Endorsements

  • Agricultural Education 
  • Art (K-12 Certification) 
  • Business, Marketing and Information Technology 
  • English Language Arts 
  • Mathematics 
  • Music Education (PK-12 Certification) 
  • Science 
  • Social Science 

Subject Endorsements

  • Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Geography 
  • History 
  • Mandarin/Chinese 
  • Middle Level 
  • Vocal Music (PK-12 Certification) 
  • Physical Education (PK-12 Certification) 
  • English 
  • Physical Education 
  • Physics 
  • Psychology 
  • Spanish 
  • Special Education 
  • Theology: Religious Education 

Supplemental Endorsements

  • American Sign Language 
  • Coaching 
  • English as a Second Language 
  • Information Technology 
  • Journalism and Media Education 
  • Speech 
  • Theatre 

Career Outcomes

High School Teacher 

  • Plan lessons, teach and engage high schoolers 
  • Assess students through multiple and varied means of classroom assessment 
  • Focus on one or two subject areas   

Guidance Counselor 


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Middle Level Education

The middle level education program at Concordia Nebraska connects theory with practice to prepare graduates to teach grades 5 through 9 in both self-contained and departmentalized classrooms. As a middle level education major, you will choose from among math, science, social sciences and language arts and have the opportunity to add a second subject from those or Spanish, physical education and ELL/ESL, allowing your passion for teaching to connect with your subject-area passions, which you can share with your students.

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Special Education

People who feel a calling toward working in special education will find a career that is emotionally fulfilling and personally meaningful. In addition, there is a shortage of qualified special education professionals in the United States, which means that if you decide to major in special education, you will find a wide array of career options to choose from. Most of Concordia Nebraska’s special education graduates go on to work as special education teachers. However, you can also build an exciting and meaningful career outside a typical school setting, if you would rather go that route.

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1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.